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Flickr says these are the best photos of India in 2017

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A billion photos are posted on Flickr each year, many of them capturing India’s various shades. Be it the vibrant streets of Rajasthan, the calm of Leh and Ladakh, the packed neighbourhoods of Delhi’s Laxmi Nagar, or the fishing villages of Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, every corner of the country has a different sight to offer.

Flickr showcases a variety of such images in its “Top Photos from India in 2017” list, which was created using a combination of algorithms and curation by the photo-sharing site’s staff. First, the computer calculated the top photos based on a number of social and engagement metrics, such as how many times the photo was viewed, favourited, or shared. Then, the staff parsed through the raw data manually to avoid the results being “a complete popularity contest,” or to pick the top-ranking photo from a photographer who cracked the list multiple times.

Here are the photographs:

Flickr/Nitin Chandra
Butt to butt… – “Explored”
In a jiff it turned like this…
Flickr/Dietmar Temps
India, Kids Having Fun
Near Bara-lacha la pass, India 2016
Flickr/Claudia Ioan
A Remote World [Explore]
Flickr/Rk Rao
Flickr/Carmen Villar
Lago Tsomo- Riri, Ladakh, Himalaya
Flickr/Sal Virji
Bandra-Worli Sealink
Flickr/Nimit Nigam
Flickr/Stefano Trezzi
Street Colors
Flickr/Sankha Chakraborty
The Trapped Sun
Flickr/Chandana Witharanage
Reflections of Love – Taj Mahal of India
Flickr/Jochen Hertweck
Jain Temple, Ranakpur, India
Flickr/Donatella Venturi
India- Gujarat- Adiwasi village- (Explore)
Flickr/Anoop Negi
Masha Mirian and Zeke

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